Nothing seems to rile up a fanbase more than the announcement of a new uniform and the Detroit Pistons are no exception.
Pistons’ Twitter went to war after the announcement that the team would bring back the teal for their Classic Edition uniforms next season.
I don’t like the teal and think the word “classic” is doing a A LOT of work here, but it’s happening now, and it will make a large portion of the fanbase happy, so I can get behind it.
The Detroit Pistons aren’t the only team that has released new uniforms so far, as four others have given glimpses of what they will wear next season. They range from hideous to nice, with the Pistons falling somewhere in the middle.
Here are the rankings of the new NBA uniforms so far.
Detroit Pistons: Ranking the NBA’s new uniforms
The Hideous Jazz
The Utah Jazz take the award of worst new uniforms so far, and I don’t think it is particularly close. They are changing their colors to these yellow and black monstrosities with block letters that have to be in the running for worst uniform of all time, particularly the yellow ones, which look like something a Division III college team would wear.
Something tells me these things aren’t going to be flying off the shelves, especially after the Jazz traded Rudy Gobert and are reportedly shopping Donovan Mitchell as well.
These will soon be coming to a thrift store near you.
The Statement Spurs
The Spurs released two new fits, including their “statement” uniforms, which are pretty bad. The statement they are making is apparently “please don’t buy these,” as they look like a doily that would be draped over a granny’s coffee table somewhere in the southwest.
I do appreciate the shoutout to Native American culture, but the sides clash with the more modern lettering on the front, making for a weird combination.
The shorts are somehow even worse, so I can’t see this one doing big numbers from the team store next season.